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Northeastern Ontario CANBIKE Instructor Training

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Become a CAN-BIKE Instructor 

We are looking for great people who want to teach others how to ride safely. Join a fantastic team of cycling instructors in communities throughout Northeastern Ontario, including Temiskaming region, Sudbury, North Bay, and Parry Sound!  With funding from Ontario 150, Share the Road is proud to offer CAN-BIKE Instructor training free of cost. The total value of these courses is $1,000/person.

Cycling instructors provide an invaluable service to Northeastern Ontario communities. They help citizens learn how to ride knowledgeably and confidently. They help make our roads safer for all users. They set the standard for cycling skill and etiquette.

If you are looking to develop an important skill set, be a community leader, and get paid to teach cycling courses, apply to become a CAN-BIKE Instructor today!


Prerequisites for Instructor Workshop

·         Enthusiastic about cycling

·         Belief in the importance of lawful cycling

·         Community-minded

·         Interested in teaching

·         Willing to learn and develop teaching and cycling skills

·         Committed to teaching cycling courses in your local community and/or throughout Northeastern Ontario


·         A functional bike and helmet that meet legal requirements

·         Must have experience with commuter/recreational cycling and/or mountain biking. If you would like to participate but do not currently ride regularly, please practice on-road and/or mountain biking before the course. 

·         Must be 18 years of age or older

·         First Aid must be obtained in order to teach. Emergency First Aid is the minimum requirement. 

·         A CAN-BIKE Instructor membership ($45) must be obtained following successful completion of the course.


 Benefits of participating

Successful participants will become nationally-certified instructors with CAN-BIKE and will have paid opportunities to teach cycling classes. 

Course dates

All courses will run in Sudbury. Participants must attend all dates*. Travel expenses will be paid for participants travelling from North Bay, Temiskaming region, and Parry Sound.

CAN-BIKE Level 4 Advanced Cycling Skills (prerequisite to Instructor Workshop)

Saturday September 9 & Sunday September 10, 8 am – 4 pm

Minnow Lake Place Sept 9 and 10
1127 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury


CAN-BIKE Level 5 (Instructor Workshop)

Saturday September 23, Sunday September 24, Sunday October 1, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Delki Dozzi Community Centre
3 Mary St. Sudbury


*If you have already taken a CAN-BIKE Level 4 course (previously called CAN-BIKE 2) or if you are not able to attend all dates, please reach out to your local contact using the information below.

Ready to apply? Fill out this form and send it to your local contact person at the email address below.


Need more information or want to learn about teaching opportunities in your community?

Please reach out to your local contact.

·         North Bay: Hannah Wolfram, Discovery Routes Trails Organization, [email protected], 705-472-8480

·         Parry Sound: Teryl Faulkner, [email protected], 705-746-5801 ext 3226

·         Sudbury: Ginette Forget-Rose, [email protected], 705 674-4455 ext 2459

·         Temiskaming region: Crystal Gorman, [email protected], 1-866-967-9355 ext 3238


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